One of, if not, the biggest storylines surrounding the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 14 is whether Trevor Lawrence will play. The star quarterback suffered an ankle sprain on Monday Night Football's loss to the Cincinnati Bengals but returned to practice Thursday.
Lawrence is pushing through rehab to give himself a chance to face the Cleveland Browns. However, he'll refrain from playing if the medical staff doesn't think he's healthy enough. If he isn't good to go, C.J. Beathard will then step in his place.
If Lawrence does sit out the bout, other players will need to step up, including rookie Parker Washington, who'll probably be filling in for fellow wide receiver Christian Kirk. Against the Bengals, Kirk got hurt making a 26-yard catch. He left the game and is now slated to undergo surgery and miss six to eight weeks during his recovery.
Monday Night was the first time Washington saw playing time on offense. He made the most out of it, hauling in six receptions for 61 yards with one touchdown. With the benefit of a full week of practice, the former Penn State Nittany Lion should be even more productive against the Browns. With that in mind, here are five predictions for Week 14.
5. Parker Washington will go off vs. the Browns, tally 100+ yards and 1 TD
After a promising training camp, Parker Washington was buried on the depth chart this season. The issue is that he doesn't have the size to consistently win in the perimeter, so the coaching staff couldn't find ways to incorporate him on the offense with Zay Jones, Calvin Ridley, and Christian Kirk in the fold.
Kirk played most of his snaps in the slot, where Washington's 5'10" frame is an asset. Even if Tim Jones still gets playing time in light of Kirk's core injury, expect Washington to get lots of snaps on offense. He'll pick up where he left off against the Bengals and register his first 100-yard game in the NFL, along with a trip to the end zone.